WorldCat Identities

Lawrence, Robert 1912-1981

Overview
Works: 121 works in 289 publications in 1 language and 6,021 library holdings
Genres: Stories, plots, etc  Operas  Vocal scores  Discographies  Juvenile works  Librettos  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Chorus scores  Music  Opera programs 
Roles: Author, Commentator, Conductor, Instrumentalist, Narrator, Performer, Composer, Interviewee, Editor, Other
Classifications: ML50.W14, 782.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert Lawrence
The Metropolitan opera guide : the standard repertory of the Metropolitan Opera Association, Inc., as selected by Edward Johnson, general manager by Mary Ellis Peltz( Book )

28 editions published between 1939 and 1947 in English and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'elisir d'amore = The elixir of love : comic opera in two acts by Gaetano Donizetti( )

1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Composition de l'orchestre: 2*.2.2.2./ 2.2.3.0., cordes, harpe, timbales, grosse caisse
The Victor book of ballets and ballet music by Robert Lawrence( Book )

10 editions published in 1950 in English and Undetermined and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of opera by Robert Lawrence( Book )

14 editions published between 1956 and 1977 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aida, the story of Verdi's greatest opera by Robert Lawrence( Book )

5 editions published in 1938 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lohengrin; the story of Wagner's opera by Robert Lawrence( Book )

5 editions published in 1938 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the story of Wagner's opera, based on a twelfth-century German legend, in which a mysterious shining knight appears to serve a seriously distressed maiden, his only demand being that she must never ask his identity
Carmen : the story of Bizet's opera by Robert Lawrence( Book )

4 editions published in 1938 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retells the story of the famous opera by Georges Bizet which was based on the novel by Prosper Mérimée about a gypsy girl named Carmen and her violent life and death
The Valkyrie; Die Walküre by Robert Lawrence( Book )

3 editions published between 1938 and 1939 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Siegfried by Burton D Fisher( Book )

3 editions published between 1938 and 1939 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Wagner's vast "Der Ring des Nibelungen" cycle comprises four full-length operas ("Das Rheingold", "Die Walkure", "Siegfried" and "Gotterdammerung") and is arguably the most extraordinary achievement in the history of opera. His own libretto to the operas is an intricate system of metric patterns, imaginative metaphors and alliteration, combining to produce the music in text. This text provides a line-by-line translation of the third of the opera librettos - "Siegfried"--A running commentary on the action and signals as to when each leitmotif appears. Each leitmotif is a musical theme or motif which denotes a character, emotion, object or event, and these musical themes were used by Wagner as a unifying force within his dramas. The listener following the opera with the libretto is able to pinpoint the various themes (in the Ring cycle there are 81 leitmotifs) and so increase understanding of the drama. Sabor's translation seeks to preserve the original metre and elucidate the complexities of Wagner's intricate libretto. The volume is supplemented with scene-by-scene synopses, short discussions of each leitmotif, a discography, videography and bibliography. Translations of the other three operas and a companion volume are available, both separately and in a boxed set. The companion volume offers essays on the meaning of the Ring, on Wagner's turbulent and fascinating life, his varied literary sources from the world of myth, the genesis of the cycle and its performance history over the last 120 years
Twilight of the Gods = Götterdämmerung by Burton D Fisher( Book )

3 editions published between 1938 and 1939 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Götterdämmerung. Der vierte und letzte Teil des "Ringzyklus" von Richard Wagner. Und natürlich wird gestorben, was das Zeug hält: Siegfried, Brünnhilde, Hagen, aber auch sämtliche Götter in Walhalla kommen um, die Geschichte des einen Rings ist vorbei. Die hier vorliegende Fassung stammt von den Wagner-Festspielen in Bayreuth, wurde 1953 aufgenommen und präsentiert Wagners Werk einmal mehr unter der genialen Leitung Joseph Keilberths. Mit Max Lorenz, Astrid Varnay, Josef Greindl, Hermann Uhde, Martha Mödl, Ruth Siewert und Gustav Neidlinger
The Rhinegold = Das Rheingold by Burton D Fisher( Book )

3 editions published between 1938 and 1939 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Wagner's vast "Der Ring des Nibelungen" cycle comprises four full-length operas ("Das Rheingold", "Die Walkure", "Siegfried" and "Gotterdammerung") and is arguably the most extraordinary achievement in the history of opera. His own libretto to the operas is an intricate system of metric patterns, imaginative metaphors and alliteration, combining to produce the music in text. This text provides a line-by-line translation of the first of the opera librettos - "Das Rheingold"--A running commentary on the action and signals as to when each leitmotif appears. Each leitmotif is a musical theme or motif which denotes a character, emotion, object or event, and these musical themes were used by Wagner as a unifying force within his dramas. The listener following the opera with the libretto is able to pinpoint the various themes (in the Ring cycle there are 81 leitmotifs) and so increase understanding of the drama. Sabor's translation seeks to preserve the original metre and elucidate the complexities of Wagner's intricate libretto. The volume is supplemented with scene-by-scene synopses, short discussions of each leitmotif, a discography, videography and bibliography. Translations of the other three operas and a companion volume are available, both separately and in a boxed set. The companion volume offers essays on the meaning of the Ring, on Wagner's turbulent and fascinating life, his varied literary sources from the world of myth, the genesis of the cycle and its performance history over the last 120 years
Haensel and Gretel; the story of Humperdinck's opera by Robert Lawrence( Book )

2 editions published in 1938 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gilbert and Sullivan's The Gondoliers; or, The king of Barataria by Robert Lawrence( Book )

3 editions published in 1940 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boris Godunoff by Robert Lawrence( Book )

2 editions published in 1944 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gounod's Faust by Robert Lawrence( Book )

3 editions published in 1943 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The three-cornered hat by Robert Lawrence( Book )

3 editions published in 1940 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Petrouchka, a ballet by Robert Lawrence( Book )

2 editions published in 1940 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retells the story of the ballet, itself based on a Russian folk tale, in which a puppet with a soul tries to win the love of a ballerina during a Shrovetide fair
The bartered bride : a comic opera in three acts by Bedřich Smetana( Book )

1 edition published in 1943 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bedrich Smetana's comic opera Prodana nevesta/The Bartered Bride is cherished as the Czech national opera and is the most popular Czech opera in the world. As performances in English-speaking countries have moved from German to English back to the original Czech, The Bartered Bride - Prodana nevesta: Performance Guide with Translations and Pronunciation fills the need for an accessible, detailed guide to singing the work in Czech, as well as being valuable for those wishing to make or improve on an English singing translation." "Timothy Cheek provides idiomatic and word-for-word translations of the complete libretto for The Bartered Bride, including the International Phonetic Alphabet for Czech pronunciation, as well as translations of stage and musical directions. In addition, he offers an extensive performance history, a synopsis of the opera, general musical comments, a discussion of the roles, notes on the dances and choreographers, and an overview of Czech pronunciation and inflection. Appendixes list the Czech editions and English singing translations of the opera, as well as recordings on LP, CD, DVD, and film. With a sampling of historical and recent photos from opera productions, this guide is indispensable for singers and coaches, conductors and stage directors, and amateurs and professionals."--Résumé de l'éditeur
Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado by Robert Lawrence( Book )

1 edition published in 1940 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gilbert and Sullivan's H.M. S, Pinafore by Robert Lawrence( Book )

1 edition published in 1940 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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